1970 Oakland Athletics season: Wikis

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1970 Oakland Athletics
Major league affiliations
Location
1970 information
Owner(s) Charles O. Finley
Manager(s) John McNamara
Local television KBHK
Local radio KNBR
(Monte Moore, Harry Caray)

The Oakland Athletics' 1970 season involved the A's finishing 2nd in the American League West with a record of 89 wins and 73 losses. In 1970, owner Charlie Finley officially changed the team name from the Athletics to the "A's". An "apostrophe-s" was added to the cap and uniform emblem to reflect that fact.

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Offseason

During the off-season, Reggie Jackson sought an increase in salary, and A's owner Charlie Finley threatened to send Jackson to the minors. Commissioner Bowie Kuhn successfully intervened in their dispute, but Jackson's numbers in 1970 dropped sharply, as he hit just 23 home runs while batting .237.

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Notable transactions

Regular season

Season standings

AL West W L GB Pct.
Minnesota Twins 98 64 0 .605
Oakland Athletics 89 73 9.0 .549
California Angels 86 76 12.0 .531
Kansas City Royals 65 97 33.0 .401
Milwaukee Brewers 65 97 33.0 .401
Chicago White Sox 56 106 42.0 .346

Notable transactions

Roster

1970 Oakland Athletics roster
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

Note: Pos = position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Fernández, FrankFrank Fernández 94 252 54 .214 15 44
1B Mincher, DonDon Mincher 140 463 114 .246 27 74
RF Jackson, ReggieReggie Jackson 149 426 101 .237 23 66

Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Duncan, DaveDave Duncan 86 232 60 .259 10 29
Davis, TommyTommy Davis 66 200 58 .290 1 27
Hovley, SteveSteve Hovley 72 100 19 .190 0 1
Donaldson, JohnJohn Donaldson 41 89 22 .247 1 11
Peña, RobertoRoberto Peña 19 58 15 .259 0 3
Driscoll, JimJim Driscoll 21 52 10 .192 1 2
Johnson, BobBob Johnson 30 46 8 .174 1 2
Francona, TitoTito Francona 32 33 8 .242 1 6
Tartabull, JoséJosé Tartabull 24 13 3 .231 0 2

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Dobson, ChuckChuck Dobson 41 267 16 15 3.74 149
Hunter, CatfishCatfish Hunter 40 262.1 18 14 3.81 178
Blue, VidaVida Blue 6 38.2 2 0 2.09 35

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Seguí, DiegoDiego Seguí 47 162 10 10 2.56 95
Fingers, RollieRollie Fingers 45 148 7 9 3.65 79
Downing, AlAl Downing 10 41 3 3 3.95 26

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Grant, MudcatMudcat Grant 72 6 2 24 1.82 54
Rodríguez, RobertoRoberto Rodríguez 6 0 0 0 2.92 8
Talbot, FredFred Talbot 1 0 1 0 10.80 0

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Iowa Oaks American Association Sherm Lollar
AA Birmingham A's Southern League Phil Cavarretta
A Burlington Bees Midwest League Roy Sievers
Short-Season A Coos Bay-North Bend A's Northwest League Harry Bright

Notes

References


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